DAI
Call for Resumes
DAI
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Posted date 23rd June, 2022 Last date to apply 15th July, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Others
Type Full Time Positions 1

Job Title:               Call for Resumes

Project:                  Climate Smart Agriculture Activity (CSA) - USAID     

Location:               Islamabad, country-wide                  

Date:                     Anticipated Project

 

DAI Organization and Values

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

 

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work.  DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

 

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

 

Project

USAID/Pakistan is planning the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Activity, a four-year, $16 million project to introduce and promote climate smart technologies for sustainable growth of the agriculture sector, and to create resilience in agricultural communities. CSA will also work to increase public and private sector investment in research and innovation for adaptation and resilience in agriculture. The overarching objective of CSA is to foster sustainable growth in the agricultural sector through private sector investment. The CSA Activity has three sub-objectives:

  • Sub-objective 1: Identify/Introduce and promote CSA technologies and practices for adaptation.
  • Sub-objective 2: Increase the resilience and coping capacity of the smallholder farmers. The activity will work with the government to mitigate risk and provide financial support to smallholder farmers in the form of either loan, subsidy on inputs/technologies and crop insurance. The activity will also give due consideration to women involved in agriculture at different stages of production and processing; identifying, highlighting, and addressing the challenges faced by them in the wake of CC and in adapting the CSA techniques.
  • Sub-objective 3: The activity will create an enabling environment to promote public and private sector investment in research and innovation systems, leverage resources and build synergies to amplify impact, and strengthen institutional response to CC.

Overview of the Position:

DAI is currently accepting applications from senior and mid-level candidates for long-term positions for an anticipated tender of the USAID Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Activity.

Candidates with the requisite experience and skills in below domains are encouraged to apply.

  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Climate Smart Livestock Management
  • Climate Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Gender and Social Inclusion and Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Women’s Livelihoods and Agricultural Adaptation
  • Private Sector Engagement and Partnerships
  • Private Investment in Climate Smart Agriculture

 

  • Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Technology
  • Financial Services and Unlocking Finance for Climate-Smart Solutions
  • Capacity Building for Men and Women Farmers and Farmer Associations
  • Digital Technology and Access
  • Agricultural Enabling Environment and Policy Reform
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Finance, Operations, Grants, and Procurement
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Communications

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in economics, agricultural economics, agronomy, rural development, business management, climate change and climate resilience, gender and women’s development, international development, project management, or other relevant field is required.
  • Technical: At least 8-12 years of technical and management experience working in international development programs, ideally managing agricultural development, private sector engagement, market system development, financial sector development, climate change adaptation, gender equity and social inclusion, and/or value chain development projects is required.
  • Program Operations/Crosscutting: At least 6 years of experience in donor operations, finance, procurement, grants or cross-cutting role. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is a plus point.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working on donor funded, complex and large-scale development programmes, with multi-year budgeting and work planning cycles; provision of technical assistance to government agencies; grants managements; stakeholder and team management; and working with nationally and internally based teams.
  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges, roadblocks, opportunities and entry points in Pakistan’s agriculture sector.
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural market systems, constraints, and opportunities for climate smart growth in Pakistan.
  • Demonstrated technical experience with private sector-led agricultural or financial sector development activities, including work with agribusinesses and the financial sector.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government counterparts at the federal/provincial level. Experience with public sector entities, such as Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Climate Change, and Provincial Agriculture and Livestock Departments, is preferred.
  • Strong presentational skills, including both written and oral communication in English and Urdu are essential.
  • Strong strategic thinking and organizational skills with ability to work in a complex, rapidly changing environment and respond to changing donor and partner demands.
  • A professional, pleasant and solution-oriented attitude, with a passion for improving social developments outcomes, especially in the agriculture sector are key qualifications.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

 

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone inquiries, please.

 

 

Deadline for submission of application is 15th July 2022.

 

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. DAI does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

 

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